Along with 28 others, two influential New Orleans entrepreneurs graced the Forbes 30 Under 30: Education list which was released earlier this week. Brian Bordainick from 4.0 Schools and Jen Medbery from Kickboard were listed among other founders, executives, engineers, and leaders in the field of education.
Bordainick is the Director of Entrepreneurial Investment at 4.0 Schools. Forbes describes him well well. “The Teach for America alum identifies talented entrepreneurs whose ideas will create the future of education. 4.0 Schools is a New Orleans-based ‘design lab’ for innovation in education. Outside his role with 4.0, Bordainick founded and runs the 9th Ward Field of Dreams program, which builds recreational grounds for children in the city and piloted an education entrepreneurship program that trained over 50 TFA corps members and alumni in entrepreneurship, 12 of which launched new ventures.”
Jen Medbery is the brain behind Kickboard. Also a Teach For America alum, Medbery is a software developer who spent years as a high school math teacher before building Kickboard. Formerly Drop the Chalk, the company is a tool for teachers to help them make better classroom decisions based on data.
For the full Forbes list, click here.